Have you started collecting healthy snack and lunch ideas for back-to-school? I have. I leave no stone unturned in finding heathy choices to fuel Sam since he has been a picky eater since day one. I think these LARABAR copycats are real winners. With only three ingredients and water, they are easy to make. They’re full of healthy ingredients and they taste great. Add that these bars transport well and even my picky eater loves them.
Because they are rich in antioxidants, cherries boost the immune system, a real plus for the back-to-school season. Among other benefits, cherries support eye health and digestion.
Dates are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. These tasty fruits are considered beneficial for bones and muscle development (little superheroes say “yes!”). They aid digestion. The nervous system benefits. They’re beneficial for eye health. They generally boost energy within a half hour of eating them so that alone makes them a great choice for snacking—for sleepy students and sluggish moms!
In addition to a great store of vitamins and minerals, cashews also offer protein and the good kind of fat. Their benefits include strong nerve and muscle function, improved bone and oral health and supporting the immune system.
I really like that these bars are naturally sweet and require no added sugar.
Ready to try these homemade little wonders? Here’s the recipe:
Homemade Cherry Pie LARABARSPrint Pin Rate
- 8 ounces dates
- 2 ounce dried cherries
- 1 cup cashews
- 1-2 T water
- Add dates, cherries and cashews to the bowl of a food processor.
- Blend on medium and slowly add water until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
- Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and pour mixture into the pan.
- Place a second layer of parchment paper on top and press mixture into pan, making one even layer.
- Chill and cut into 8 bars.
- Wrap in parchment paper.
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